It’s getting easier to imagine what spring football will look like now that the USFL is unveiling helmets and jerseys for all eight teams.
Last fall, the New Football League revealed the locations and names of USFL teams. Since then, all eight teams have hired coaches, and the league announced that regular season games would be played in Birmingham, while the playoffs and championship would be played in Canton, Ohio.
But fans had yet to see the teams’ uniforms – until Thursday. Scroll below for a team-by-team preview as they drop today.
Tampa Bay Bandits
New Orleans thugs
All that remains is the player selection meetings, which will take place next week. Training camps are due to open on March 21.
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What is the USFL?
The USFL is a new independent American football league controlled by FOX Sports through NSFL HoldCo, LLC, a new business entity. The league will hold a player selection meeting on February 22-23, and training camps will open on March 21.
The eight teams will be divided into two divisions: North and South. Each team will play 10 games from April to June, with each team in the division playing twice and once against a team from the opposite division. The top two teams will then play a league game.
Each USFL team will have an active roster of 38 men, plus a seven-man practice squad, and players will receive base compensation and be eligible for win bonuses.
How can I watch the USFL?
FOX Sports will air 22 of the USFL’s 43 games, with 12 airing on FOX and 10 on FS1. Other games will air on NBC-owned networks.
Game 1 will feature the New Jersey Generals against the Birmingham Stallions and kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 16 on FOX.
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This story was reported in Tampa, Florida.